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CSPAN
Dec 28, 2012 6:00am EST
what a rock she was in the family and president obama announced during my interview in the oval office that she is an alcoholic for. both of them are fascinating characters. the grandfather with out the tragic ending is like death of a salesman. he has big hopes starting the moment the two match when stan told madelyn he had been to california and new john steinbeck and was going to be a rider and had all of these writings he had done and then madelyn's brother was drunk and there was nothing there. the fantastic life. willie logan. and madelyn had these greater additions, her role model was bette davis, she wanted to be sophisticated and the moment she mary's ann dunham she has to carry the load in this relationship, incredibly dependable and always -- to the office of vice president of a bank in hawaii. president obama when i interviewed him describe them as characters out of mattmen which i found interesting. his grandmother madelyn was like peggy, like his secretary to one of his great ad people on that show. it wasn't always easy for barre as a teenager to live in that fami
CSPAN
Dec 29, 2012 9:00am EST
have a very active audience and president obama has been reelected, i am sure these publishers with conservative inference or conservatively inclined will predict to sell well and they will continue to appeal to an audience that demand these books. >> have you interviewed these critical of others? >> no. let's see. glen beck, but he is not recently taken on exactly president obama. sort of interesting. this is generally true, whoever's in power in the white house, the opposite political slant does better. liberal democrat in the white house, when there's a conservative in the white house, president bush, critical of the president and do better. it was being questioned about jobs or something and he said look what i'm doing for the book industry because there were so many books out, critical of him, the middle of his second term. >> the irony with former president bush, when decision points came several years ago, if it wasn't the best-selling nonfiction book it was awfully close. >> that theory that people vote at the bookstore in smaller numbers, you show your alliance by going out
CSPAN
Dec 26, 2012 3:00am EST
, i am curious, how did first lady michelle ng obama respond to the news when you talk to her or this was brought to her? >> one of the challenges for those of us writing about the first lady is she is not doing any book interviews at all. i didn't get to talk to her about this but when the article came out, her husband's press secretary was asked about it and said she sounded fascinating. i know her family finds it fascinating and i think it was something they simply -- simply didn't know about. i briefed her staff along the way as i was doing my research and gave her and members of the family, i hope she find it fascinating. >> one thing i did read in the new york times when your article was published, she did have a positive reaction to if, and at some point she even traveled to africa with the children to see the places where the slaves were housed or africans when they were imprisoned warehouse before they were taken in the middle passage and across the sea to the americas. it was very interesting that she was curious to follow her roots all the way to africa as well. your b
CSPAN
Dec 26, 2012 5:00pm EST
questions, three of them, and the lead up to the top for president obama, vice president joe biden or secretary clinton aware of the repeated request for how upgrades. second, why wasn't president obama and vice president joe biden the secretary clinton interviewed? hawken one examine all the circumstances without interviewing the very top leadership and finally, in 1999, the admiral released a list of over 100 fertility to individuals has the list of the interviewees to be made public >> i would be glad to start, mr. smith, and then turn over to tom on the first questions to the best of my knowledge just specific security requests that were made as you mentioned when from benghazi didn't get as far as secretary clinton and you have to direct the other question to the white house met with secretary clinton i believe it is accurate to say second, and sorry, the second question? >> i don't believe there was an interview at secretary clinton but he would have to address that to the ambassador and then on the third question? >> on the list of i believe they did interview 100 individuals i
CSPAN
Dec 27, 2012 11:00pm EST
guys. it is true that obama did his best. when i interview president obama in the oval office, he talked about the supporters in new york. but he started to make that transition in his long arc of his search for home. she was starting to happen and beenu mahmood was very perceptively seen that happen. >> host: why did the presidency president in new york after graduating from columbia? >> guest: he was trying to get a job wherever he could. he applied for a job in chicago after washington was elected mayor there. he didn't get anything. so the best he could do was stay in new york. he wouldn't want to go back to honolulu. he didn't have anyplace else. so he stayed there and as he put it, you try to make money for yourself and get a job. it is sort of a magazine or consulting firm called business international. for that year, he doesn't really like it there, but that is the period when they talk a lot. it is the period when he met genevieve. >> host: so david maraniss, going back to the quote, no life could have been the product of randomness like that of barack obama. chicago beca
CSPAN
Dec 27, 2012 8:00pm EST
around the world. so i interviewed everybody i could find in every part of president obama, of his parents and his grandparents. >> host: barack obama senior was born in 1836. that was his childhood but? >> guest: from a fairly early age, was dealing with western culture and the british. he was a very smart kid. his father was difficult to get along with do not often that. mostly in nairobi and barack was growing a. he was lucky in the sense -- two senses. what was he was smart enough to get into the only really good school in that area. and although she matter totally finished fair, he was a very smart dude and. he had that sort of clash of old and if not most everyone in this generation had to deal with. for all his youth and adolescence, he was living in a colonial country in a very poor part of kenya. so you know, he lived in mud huts with goats and cows and no television or anything like that. almost a century behind in some ways. and yet, kenya was starting to emerge during all of his youth. the rebellion was beginning to push for independence and westernization is taking hol
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